Process Intensification in Chemical Reaction Engineering (Volume II)

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Processes and Systems".

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Åbo Akademi University, FI-20500 Turku, Finland
Interests: chemical reaction engineering; kinetics; reactor; green process technology; process intensification
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After the success of the first edition of “Process Intensification in Chemical Reaction Engineering”, we are pleased to annouce the release of the second edition of our Special Issue. The driving force of such success is that Process Intensification (PI) is a modern and hot trend in Chemical Reaction Engineering (CRE) science. The main aim is to develop sustainable and cost-effective chemical process systems, driven by the reduction in equipment size, energy consumption, or waste generation.

This Special Issue on “Process Intensification in Chemical Reaction Engineering (Volume II)” aims to illustrate novel trends in CRE to demonstrate that, with the right approach, it is possible to aim the PI of a chemical process.

  • Microreactors and micromixers;
  • Static mixers;
  • Alternative sources of energy: microwave and ultrasound;
  • Two unit operations in one apparatus: reactive chromatopraphy/reactive distillation;
  • Alternative fluids: supercritical fluids, ionic liquids, SILCA;
  • Structured catalysts; foams, monoliths, 3D-printed structures.

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Russo
Dr. Pasi Tolvanen
Dr. Stefan Haase
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Keywords

  • process intensification
  • chemical reaction engineering
  • microreactors
  • microwaves
  • sonochemistry
  • reactive chromatography
  • reactive distillation
  • structured reactors
  • static mixers
  • microfluidics

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A Mechanistic Model on Catalyst Deactivation by Coke Formation in a CSTR Reactor
by Ishaka Muhammad, Nura Makwashi, Tariq Galadanchi Ahmed, George Manos and Donglin Zhao
Processes 2023, 11(3), 944; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr11030944 - 20 Mar 2023
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A mechanistic model on catalyst deactivation by coke formation in a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) has been developed in the paper. Catalyst deactivation by coke formation was treated as a surface reaction. Four reaction mechanisms representing coke formation through different routes were [...] Read more.
A mechanistic model on catalyst deactivation by coke formation in a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) has been developed in the paper. Catalyst deactivation by coke formation was treated as a surface reaction. Four reaction mechanisms representing coke formation through different routes were proposed. The evolved system of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) was solved numerically using MATLAB. This approach was validated by applying it to the skeletal isomerization of 1-pentene over ferrierite. Simulation results were compared qualitatively to those obtained from the literature. Simulation results indicated that coke formation is an extremely rapid process with fast formation of coke components on the strongest acid sites leading to final coke. The coke deposition is slower at higher residence times resulting in more stable product formation and weaker deactivation. The results obtained from this work revealed that the developed model is indeed able to successfully demonstrate the most essential features of catalyst deactivation by coke formation and are in agreement with the findings in the literature. Future work is aimed to extend the study to different reactors such as a plug flow reactor, in addition to analysis of the reaction system’s sensitivity to variables such as temperature and pressure. Full article
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